Compassionate Communication - and how it can change your real estate life

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers 290004

First of all I would like to share the reason I created this group. Over a year ago, we came upon a group of people who believe that humans inherently want the same things in life -- love, happiness and well-being. After much thought and reflection, I realized how true these basic concepts were in my personal and business life. Although I am relatively new to the study of compassionate communication, this method of communicating has changed my life for the better and I feel grateful to be able to share it with others because my need for community, connection and contribution is great!

We all have feelings and needs and its these 2 basic concepts that build the foundation of compassionate communication. When we realize what we're feeling at every moment and then we search for our core need in relation to that feeling, we can truly find peace within ourselves and others. What an amazing tool to use in all aspects of our lives.

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Not only have I seen an improvement in my listening skills since my family has started using these methods but my clients are benefiting as well. This truly has been a learning experience that I never could have imagined. Compassionate communication promotes and contributes to happiness, well-being, and even prosperity.

To join my Compassionate Communication group on ActiveRain go to:

Marshall Rosenberg is the founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). He is truly a remarkable man. After seeing him work with groups of people on his DVD, we were instantly fans of his work.

Marshall Rosenberg

I have included a biography about the man who has spearheaded this amazing concept:

Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg is founder and director of educational services for the Center for Nonviolent Communication(R), an international, non-profit organization.

In 1961 Dr. Rosenberg received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin and in 1966 was awarded diplomate status in clinical psychology from the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology.

Nonviolent Communication(sm) training evolved from Dr. Rosenberg's quest to find a way of rapidly disseminating much needed peacemaking skills. The Center for Nonviolent Communication(R) emerged out of work he was doing with civil rights activists in the early 1960s. During this period he provided mediation and communication skills training to communities working to peacefully desegregate schools and other public institutions.

Since the inception of the Center, the response to Nonviolent Communication training has been extremely positive. It is seen as a powerful tool for peacefully resolving differences at personal, professional, and political levels. Dr. Rosenberg provides Nonviolent Communication training in Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Malaysia, India, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria, France, and Canada, as well as in the United States. He works with such groups as educators, managers, mental health and health care providers, lawyers, military officers, prisoners, police and prison officials, clergy, government officials, and individual families. He is also active in war-torn areas and economically disadvantaged countries, offering Nonviolent Communication training to promote reconciliation and peaceful resolution of differences. Israel, Palestine, Ireland, Russia, Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Serbia, and Croatia are examples of countries where Nonviolent Communication is being utilized by teams of peace activists.

Worldwide reactions have been inspiring. Evaluations indicate that this training vastly strengthens the ability to connect compassionately with oneself and others, as well as to resolve differences peacefully. Reports also indicate that the benefit of the training is not only stable over time, but actually increases.

Dr. Rosenberg has been able to teach individuals to give the training in their own community, work, educational, and political environments, and in their own languages, with the same positive effects.

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Comments (5)

Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

I am very interested to learn more about this from you.  I have joined the group and will watch for your posts!  We have had great success with just changing small word choices in our house, so I can only imagine.  For example, we no longer try, we choose.  What a difference!

Mar 04, 2008 04:02 AM
Kelly Blake
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers - Lilburn, GA
Kelly Blake

Chris- Thanks for that insight. It is amazing how words can build bridges and tear them down depending on how we use them. I look forward to writing my next post. Thanks for joining.

Mar 04, 2008 12:36 PM
Dawn Grasty
Prudential YSU Realty - Durham, NC
Durham NC Real Estate
I will definitely join your group, as I'm fascinated by this facet of communication. I'll look forward to reading your new posts!
Mar 04, 2008 02:16 PM
Steve Baker

What an interesting topic.  I have never heard of this type of communication before.

Thanks for the insight-it could be very beneficial.

Sep 23, 2010 05:43 PM
Kelly Blake

Steve, I'm happy you found it beneficial. My need for contribution was met, knowing you may be able to use these tools in your every day life. I try to practice when I can:)

Thanks, Kelly Blake REALTOR

Feelings and the needs behind those feelings are so important.

Sep 24, 2010 01:23 AM